Can't remove line breaks in php shell_exec() returnvalue

I am trying to grab some data from ifconfig but I only get the frist line stored in my variable.

I run

//First off, find out whether we're using eth or wlan
$wlanTest = shell_exec('/sbin/ifconfig wlan|egrep -o "wlan|inet addr:[0-9]{1,3}\.[0-9]{1,3}\.[0-9]{1,3}\.[0-9]{1,3}|RUNNING"');
$log = "| contents of wlan test: " . $wlanTest;
echo $log;

I only get the first line of the answer back. The full answer is:

inet addr:

But all I get in my variable is


I have tried with php implode() and str_replace() to remove \n characters from $wlanTest but no luck.


First of all make sure that shell_exec() return you all data you need with var_dump because i see you command

egrep -o "wlan|inet addr:[0-9]{1,3}\.[0-9]{1,3}\.[0-9]{1,3}\.[0-9]{1,3}|RUNNING"

select rows with wlan not eth, and then try to use this for replacement of line breaks $ethTest = preg_replace("/\r\n|\r|\n/",'',$ethTest)

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